Republic Airways

May 27, 2010 - 11:55am

Houston-based ExpressJet has named Thomas Hanley its new president and CEO. Hanley has replaced interim president and CEO Patrick Kelly, who has returned to his position on ExpressJet’s board of directors on May 1 after filling a vacancy left by long-time CEO James Ream. Ream resigned last December to accept a position with Dallas-based American Airlines.

May 7, 2010 - 7:37am

St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines is considering investing in a start-up regional airline in Vietnam, the company's CFO, Brad Rich, said yesterday during the company's first-quarter earnings conference call. 

May 5, 2010 - 7:57am

Not one to shrink from any challenge, SkyWest president and COO Chip Childs accepted the position of RAA chairman in November knowing full well what likely confronted him. 

November 24, 2009 - 7:23am

SkyWest Airlines’ decision to lend United Airlines $80 million in no way signals any particular interest on the part of the St. George, Utah-based regional to help finance the operations of its code-share partners, a point SkyWest executive vice president and CFO Brad Rich clearly wanted to emphasize during the company’s third-quarter earnings conference call last month.

November 24, 2009 - 7:20am

Now that his company has joined the ranks of the major airlines with its takeover of Frontier and Midwest Airlines, an admission by Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford of a “jaundiced view” of the small regional jet market might not come as a surprise.

October 29, 2009 - 8:04am

Republic Airways plans to ground the last of nine remaining Boeing 717s it acquired with its purchase of Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines by November 3 and replace them with Embraer E190s flown by “non-legacy” pilots. At press time Midwest’s ALPA-represented pilots and the Teamsters-represented pilots at Republic failed to reach a deal to merge their seniority lists, leaving the last 68 Midwest pilots out of work.

October 15, 2009 - 11:55am

Republic Airways today said it will acquire 10 Embraer 190ARs from US Airways. The airline will apply the full balance of a $35 million loan from US Airways toward the purchase of the aircraft and assume the remaining debt on the aircraft. Republic expects four of the 99-seat jets to enter service in November and December in the company’s new Midwest Airlines system, where they would replace Boeing 717s.

October 14, 2009 - 10:09am

Mesa Air Group will take a controlling stake in Republic Airways subsidiary Mokulele Airlines under the terms of a deal signed yesterday that will see three Republic/Shuttle America Embraer E170s exit the Mokulele fleet next month in favor of Bombardier CRJs flown by Mesa’s Hawaiian subsidiary, Go!. Under the terms of the contract, Mesa will take a 75-percent interest in the joint venture and Republic a 25-percent share.

August 31, 2009 - 5:30am

While second-quarter traffic posted by some of the largest publicly traded regional airlines in the U.S. followed the prevailing patterns set by their mainline partners, some carriers reacted to the exercise in “resizing” better than others.

August 28, 2009 - 7:51am

Republic Airways, on July 31, completed its acquisition of Midwest Airlines, then won a bid last month for Frontier Airlines after Southwest Airlines withdrew when talks between the airlines’ pilots for a new labor deal stalled. Republic paid $6 million in cash and has issued a $25 million five-year note convertible to Republic stock at $10 a share for Midwest. It bid $108.75 million for Frontier.

 
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